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What's the implication of ん when not asking a question?

For the following: 食堂の食べ物はあまり好きじゃないんだ。 It says that "I don't really like the cafeteria's food". What's the significance in the ん near the end? Suppose it was dropped to make: 食堂の食べ物はあまり好きじゃないだ。 ...
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んです Conjugation

We recently learned んです form in class and I think I understand when to use it. But I'm a little unclear about how conjugation of it works. んです itself doesn't get conjugated, right? You conjugate the ...
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なんだけど Meaning and grammar patterns [duplicate]

I would like to know what (なんだけど / なんですが) means? I think these two forms are the same, but when I asked in class their meaning, I was told that they mean nothing, so I'm kinda confused. For example, ...
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Use of の with かもしれない

北海道の海岸に向かう途中で、川に入ってしまったのかもしれません。 They might have ended up entering the river en route to the Hokkaido coast. What is の (in bold) doing in this sentence? It was my understanding that かもしれない came ...
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どうしたの, どうした, どうしたんですか, どうしましたか?

どうしたの どうした どうしたんですか どうしましたか They all mean what happened. But what's the difference in between? Feel free to add examples. Thanks!
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Why no んです in the following sentence…?

Happy 2018 everyone! And I'm (a little) belatedly kicking it off with a question that may quite possibly be a duplicate, but I thought I'd risk it anyway. I quick searched it but there are so many ...
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Help with ゃったって and なん

I need help to understand some grammar in this sentence 何度ゃったって 結果は同じだ それが世界の真理なんだ So I translated it for "no matter how many times I will try, the result will be the same. that's the truth of this ...
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Is なの the casual form of んです or is んだ?

For example: なぜなの? なぜなんですか なぜなんだ? Do those sentences have the same meaning? I also learnt that there is an even more formal way to express the んです and is with のです and のだ. And I also ...
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Negative questions + の

First I'm kinda confused. I'm concerned if these 2 questions bring the same nuance or not... "Isn't he young?" and "He is not young? / He isn't young?". Both sounds quite different on how they imply ...
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Difference between の and から for denoting a reason/explanation

So I remember that back in the day I learnt that things in Japanese were explained by using から or an explanatory particle の and then the more formal version of から is ので. Ever since then I've just ran ...
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Using verb + “n desu”, “n da” in questions and in statements and with no confirmation

Are the following phrases exactly the same in terms of meaning? And are they all correct in terms of grammar? Can I use them interchangably? tokyo e iku tokyo e iku n tokyo e iku no da ...
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the meaning of たまに and んだ

たまに would mean occasionally/once in a while right? how can we translate んだ in this context? or is it just an expression? if the translation is wrong, do tell me. Text: たまにはなプレゼントをもらっていいと思うんだ。 ...
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How do the は and が function here?

受験生は夏休みが勝負なのよ? So since there is no verb here, how do the は and が function here?
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Could there be an 'invisible' “should” in this sentence?

携帯番号交換しとくんだったな。。。 The sentence means "We have interchanged phone numbers in advance." This makes no sense with the story unless I add "should" before the "have". So could ~teoku's meaning also ...
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what is the meaning of なの here

It seems I can remove it and keep the same meaning... 暗黒物質は自然界の新しい種類の力を介して相互作用する雑多な粒子の集まりからなり,それ自体が私たちの宇宙にひっそりと絡み合う1 つの宇宙 なのかもしれない。
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Is a sentence like 彼がやったんだ past or present tense?

For example, in an a situation like 誰がやった? 彼がやったんだ Would the latter sentence be considered past or present tense? Is んだ a combination of の and だ with だ as a copula, or is it a different word ...
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What is the meaning of ~んです/~のだ/etc?

This sentence ending has started to creep up more and more in my current Japanese classes, and I'm still a bit unsure what all it can mean, how to use it, or even when I should think to use it. My ...
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What connotation does なんだ add?

Specifically, in the expression 好きなんだ (I love you) why not just say 好きだ or 好きです?